Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    Cars and the Middle Class in Developing Nations

    May 26, 12 • 433 Views • No Comments

    What does it mean to be middle class? For a developing nation like China, income might be the key. If someone earns between $10 and $50 a day, then that person is middle class. Or perhaps you just need to be able to buy a tall macchiato at a Starbucks or a...  [read more]

  • In NYC and China, developers are building smaller apartments.

    Living Solo

    Apr 18, 12 • 409 Views • No Comments

    I’ve just started to count the people I know who live alone. School friends, relatives, neighbors. Some are in their twenties and early thirties, unmarried. Others are divorced. Several are widowed. 31 million of us live alone. Almost one-third of all...  [read more]

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    Panamá’s Economic Puzzle

    Apr 17, 12 • 312 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Just two days ago I bought a plane ticket to Panamá City International Airport in Tocumen. I will be participating in a classical music festival there, somewhat ironically studying music from centuries past as brand-new...  [read more]

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    African Developments

    Apr 8, 12 • 302 Views • No Comments

    In Malawi, when local newspapers referred to the president as “the big kahuna,” his office threatened a jail sentence if they did not stop. This threat and subsequent events take us straight to Why Nations Fail. Malawi is a small sliver shaped...  [read more]

  • Chinese Consumers and Fresh Apples

    Chinese Economic Growth

    Mar 17, 12 • 466 Views • No Comments

    Our story ends with the recent 2030 Word Bank Report on Chinese economic growth. But we have to start with sunflower seeds. There once was a poor Chinese farmer who believed he could excel at nothing but sunflower seeds. Traditionally sold in stores, in bulk...  [read more]